Improving Educational Outcomes of Vulnerable Children
Floyd D. Beachum, Festus E. Obiakor
Details: 287 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"
© 2018 | Available
Improving Educational Outcomes of Vulnerable Children seeks to examine the plight of vulnerable students in America's educational system. Scholars and practitioners will benefit from this in-depth and unique resource for working with diverse populations of students.
The term "vulnerable" is the current construct used to address students who are at-risk of dropping out of school or of being mislabeled because of myriad social-economic, structural, educational, cultural, racial, linguistic, and societal burdens that impinge upon their learning and survival in school environments. These populations can include students in urban areas, students with "special" needs, and/or at-risk students who are disenfranchised, disadvantaged, and disillusioned.
While the term "vulnerable" is used most often, authors also address students who are oppressed. In such cases, the authors explore power relations, contexts, and situations that place students in positions of powerlessness.
A few of the topics discussed include students with special needs, the scholar identity of black males, parent perspectives, teacher preparation, and using technology in the classroom.
A diverse group of contributors offer their expertise in this distinctive text. Authors include scholars and practitioners from fields such as educational leadership, special education, teacher education, educational technology, and educational psychology.
- Explores the diversity of students in today's classrooms: culturally, linguistically, and racially different students; students in urban areas; students with "special" needs; and/or at-risk students who are disenfranchised, disadvantaged, and disillusioned.
- Details multiple strategies for teacher preparation and mentoring
- Discusses methods for effective parent-teacher collaboration
Chapter 1. "Realize That They Don't Know": An Exploratory Study
Floyd D. Beachum, Festus E. Obiakor, & Gina Gullo
Chapter 2. Social Class and Poverty's Impact on Vulnerable Children
Chapter 3. Nurturing the Scholar Identity of Black Males: Disrupting the Myth of Black Male Inferiority
Ramon B. Goings and Larry J. Walker
Chapter 4. Students with Special Needs: Making them Visible in Today's Classrooms
Chapter 5. Parent Perspectives of Educational Vulnerability in Students with Autism
David E. DeMatthews and Becca Gregory
Chapter 6. The Perpetuation of Vulnerability through the School Racial Discipline Gap
Gina L. Gullo
Chpater 7. Providing Vulnerable Students with Well-Prepared Teachers: An On-Site Mentoring Approach
Phyllis F. Reggio, Roberto C. Trigosso, and Carlos McCray
Chapter 8. "At Risk" Children and Teacher Preparation
Chance W. Lewis, Dante Bryant, Amber C. Bryant, Nakeshia N. Williams, and Derrick Robinson
Chapter 9. Psychological Approaches to Working with Vulnerable Children
Christopher T. H. Liang and Louis A. Rivera
Chapter 10. Using Technology to Work with Vulnerable Children
Sunday O. Obi
Chapter 11. Serving Parents to Save At-Risk Children
Tong T. Xiong and Mateba Harris
Computer-Based Technology for Special and Multicultural Education: Enhancing 21st Century Learning
Lenwood Gibson Jr., Festus E. Obiakor
Details: 325 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"
© 2018 | Available